TURP (transurethral prostatectomy) (Nephrology and Urology)
Body Area: Male Specific
Body Parts: Genitals
Symptoms: Difficulty Urinating
Transurethral resection of the prostate or TURP, is the most common type of prostatectomy procedure that is used to treat moderate to severe enlargement of the prostate gland in 90% of all BPH surgeries. During a TURP, the physician trims away excess prostate tissue, relieving pressure on the urethra. TURP is a less invasive and more recovery efficient method of excising the prostate.